Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village, Ayutthaya
(1.6/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Located on an island in the middle of a large pond, Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village boasts over 200 shops selling everything from clothing to food. If you get tired of shopping, rent a paddle boat to explore the pond, or join a boat tour around the island and admire the architecture. This unique shopping experience is right next door to an elephant camp, too, so you can ride one of the gentle giants during your trip or watch them put on a show. Plan your Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village visit and explore what else you can see and do in Ayutthaya using our Ayutthaya vacation route planner.
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  • Entrance fee of 200 baht for european looking people and free for thais or foreign asians. This entrance fee gives you the right to get in to buy overpriced items( same items as everywhere else). Some...  more »
  • The Park elephants: the highlight of the show, it's pitiful to see in our time be facine by a walk on the back of elephants walking officers as slaves! The market floating, pay 200 baht and you will do a small tour in boat: tourist racket. If not it is a market, not bad but very dirty. The other stands: I have found no interest, but it's a very personal opinion.
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  • We were here 2 days ago. That was one of my worst experiences with distance. The elephants were beaten with a baton and a hoe. A bleeding wound gaping at the head of an elephant. A little baby elephant was close chained to his mother so that he could move as well as not. This is pure cruelty there! In a small adjoining room it could take photos for 200 baht with a tiger - the poor animal they had given so many calming spray, it looked almost unconscious! The boat tour on the floating market for 200 baht per person is worth absolutely not! The boat trip was not even 10 minutes to the end. Prefer walking expire! Overall, a worse place to which I never want to return!
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  • 200thb for a very short boat ride. You can't even buy anything from the boat, nearly a scam. Just pay 20 thb to get in and walk around. All in all not worth the time
  • 200 baht gets foreigners entrance to market and a 10 minute boat ride before getting off to walk around. Vendors have a mix of reasonable and ridiculous prices. If you don't like the prices, keep walking as the are other vendors with lower prices further in.
  • I went there two times. First time, I was disappointed by the average food and terrible service. Second time, it turned out there's a 200 baht entrance fee. You can take a boat for that and see a show, but it's absolutely not worth it. The show is in Thai and tells Thai stories, so don't expect that you can lough with all the Thais. The market is below other floating markets and the fee is high. Don't go!
  • Absolute disgrace!! Firstly "farang" can't even look inside without having to pay 200baht each. We we're promised a live show and boat ride. The boat ride was nice however the live show was just finishing and at the gate we were told we would get to see another one. This didn't happen, everyone was packing up to go home. So go early if u do want to waste your money. There is no floating markets! There is however a lot of wooden shacks on stilts. They look nice don't get me wrong but there wasn't anything floating. The final nail in the coffin was when we were leaving we had to watch all the elephants being pulled along. The mahout was on the ground with his hooked stick hanging on the elephants ear pulling him along. All elephants had steel chains hanging from there necks where they were obviously going into the shed to be locked up for the night. Not a pleasant sight
  • Free for Thai, B200 for Foreigners. Then you can pay more for expensive food inside. Definitely not worth it.